Could you be an indoor or outdoor cat fosterer?

Cats Protection Truro & District Branch are looking for voluntary fosterers to help us look after cats while they await new homes.

Do you think you have what it takes to look after a cat temporarily while we try to find a suitable home for it? Cat Fostering Volunteers provide daily hands-on cat care in their own homes, either in a provided purpose-built cat cabin in your garden or in an adapted spare room.

As well as looking after the health and well-being of each cat according to Cats Protection standards, your time would be spent grooming and socialising the cats. This usually involves 1-3 hours per day spent with the cats though this will vary depending on the number or needs of individual cats. All food, litter and vets bills are paid for by the Truro Branch so all you need to supply as a fosterer is the loving care.

Indoor fostering
Do you have a spare room in your house that you would be willing to use for fostering? It must have adequate access to daylight and good ventilation, and be made safe and secure. It is important that the room is uncarpeted and easy to clean, with minimal soft furnishings, to help maintain good hygiene.

Outdoor fostering
Do you have space in your garden to fit a Cats Protection pen? The pen would be provided by the branch and we would pay for a concrete base to stand it on – you can see what it would look like in the photo above.

When prospective owners have been home checked, they will want to come and see the cat(s) or kitten(s) in your care. We would want you to supervise this visit and make sure all goes well.

Follow this link to see a video aimed at recruiting fosterers for a new Homing Centre in Leeds.  It will give you an insight into what is involved.

If you are interested in volunteering as a fosterer for Truro and District Cats Protection, please contact us on 01872 463466 or by email at cptruroaccess@yahoo.com. We'd love to hear from you!